A recent article in the Washington Post highlights a perfect storm brewing in the trucking industry: the demand for trucks is increasing but the supply of drivers is decreasing. This perfect storm is not just affecting the trucking industry itself, but also bleeding into industries that rely heavily on ground shipping.
Below is an excerpt from the article, and we recommend taking a moment to read the full piece here.
“The United States has had a truck driver shortage for years, but experts say it’s hitting a crisis level this year. There’s even more demand for truckers now as just about every sector of the economy is expanding and online sales continue to soar. On top of that, the federal government imposed a new rule in December that requires drivers to be on the road for no more than 11 hours at a time and track their time by an electronic device so they can’t cheat.”
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